What's Happening?

Williams-Thomas Funeral Homes is pleased to offer a wide variety of both on-going and seasonal events. We invite you to return often to see what’s coming up on our calendar. If you’d like to keep up-to-date, we invite you to visit our social media pages.

October Events

  • FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 to Friday, September 6, 2019

    IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL ON THE

     1st Friday each month (EXCEPT AS N0TED BELOW *) at the:

    First United Methodist Church

    P.O. Box 475

    248455 W Newberry Road

    Newberry, FL 32669

    352-472-4005



    7-10 pm first Friday of each month except July
    This month, October, has a Halloween theme. Adults and children are encouraged to come in costume


    10/4/2018 – 11/2/2018 – 12/7/2018

    1/4/19 – 2/1/2019 – 3/1/2019

    4/5/2019 – 5/3/2019 – 6/7/2019

    NO JULY – 8/2/2019 – 9/6/2019

November Events

  • FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE
    Friday, November 2, 2018 to Friday, September 6, 2019
    FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE

    IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL ON THE

     1st Friday each month (EXCEPT AS N0TED BELOW *) at the:

    First United Methodist Church

    P.O. Box 475

    248455 W Newberry Road

    Newberry, FL 32669

    352-472-4005



    7-10 pm first Friday of each month except July
    This month, November 2nd, has a Thanksgiving theme.  
    Reverse door prize this month: Please bring a canned good or prepackaged food for the food pantry.

    Attached is a jpg for your newsletters, announcements, etc. and a flyer to print and share.


    11/2/2018 – 12/7/2018

    1/4/19 – 2/1/2019 – 3/1/2019

    4/5/2019 – 5/3/2019 – 6/7/2019

    NO JULY – 8/2/2019 – 9/6/2019




December Events

  • FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE
    Friday, December 7, 2018 to Friday, September 6, 2019
    FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE

    IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL ON THE

     1st Friday each month (EXCEPT AS N0TED BELOW *) at the:

    First United Methodist Church

    P.O. Box 475

    248455 W Newberry Road

    Newberry, FL 32669

    352-472-4005

    7-10 pm first Friday of each month except July
    This month, December 7th, has a Christmas theme.  
    DOOR PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED FOR THE BEST "UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER

    PLEASE BRING A WRAPPED WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT IF YOU WANT TO PLAY OUR CHRISTMAS EXCHANGE

    Please see attached flyer

    .

    12/7/2018

    1/4/19 – 2/1/2019 – 3/1/2019

    4/5/2019 – 5/3/2019 – 6/7/2019

    NO JULY – 8/2/2019 – 9/6/2019




January Events

  • FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE
    Friday, January 4, 2019 to Friday, June 7, 2019
    FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE

    IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL ON THE

     1st Friday each month (EXCEPT AS NOTED BELOW *) at the:

    First United Methodist Church

    P.O. Box 475

    248455 W Newberry Road

    Newberry, FL 32669
    352-472-4005
    (Next to Hardy’s)

    Upcoming dates

    1/4/19 – 2/1/2019 – 3/1/2019

    4/5/2019 – 5/3/2019 – 6/7/2019

    NO JULY – 8/2/2019 – 9/6/2019



    Feel free to tip the KJ (Cowboy Mike) or bring food/snack to share

    Please let me know if you are coming!

March Events

  • March Hawthorne Library Events
    Monday, March 4, 2019 to Thursday, March 28, 2019
    Basic Computer Class For Seniors
    Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room    Monday, March 4, 11, 18, 25: 11:30am - 1:30pm
    AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Wallace Russell leads seniors through the basics of computer usage; from using a mouse, to email, to basic web searching and beyond. Bring your computer questions and enjoy this 6 week course. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, please call 352-481-1920 for more info.
     
    the art lab @ HAW: Watercolor Painting
    Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room    Monday, March 4, 11, 18, 25: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Explore your creative side this spring! Judy Harris, Cross Creek artist, will be your guide through watercolor painting - no previous drawing or painting experience required. Class is limited to 10 students - please register by calling the Hawthorne library at 352-481-1920
     
    Make Your Own Mardi Gras Mask
    Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room    Tuesday, March 05: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS)
    It's Mardi Gras again! Come celebrate at the library by making your own festival mask! Join us in the meeting room and make your own Mardi Gras masks to take home! We'll provide the supplies, just bring your creativity.
     
    Rock Art
    Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room    Wednesday, March 06: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Join us in the library meeting room for an afternoon of decorating rocks! All supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity!
     
    Storytime
    Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room
    Thursday, March 7, 14, 21 28: 10:30am - 11:15am    AGE GROUP: TODDLERS (1-3 YEARS), PRESCHOOL (3-5 YEARS), BABIES (1 AND UNDER)
    Interactive storytime with literature-based fingerplays, art, music and puppetry for people identifying with age 5 and under and their caretakers
     
    Bookish Sort Book Club
    Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room    Thursday, March 07: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Join us for fun, food, and lively discussions! March 7 at 5:30 PM we'll have a group read of Why I Live at the PO by Eudora Welty. All are welcome!
     
    Bringing Jesse Home - Book Signing with local author, Dorothy Smiljanich
    Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room    Saturday, March 09: 2:00pm - 3:15pm
    AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Award-winning author and editor Dorothy Smiljanich will be sharing her book that tells the true story of a dying, stray dog that was found in the woods outside Hawthorne and details the perils and pleasures of her adoption. A book signing will follow the event. Books will be available at the event or available now on Amazon.
     
    Make a Snake
    Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room    Monday, March 11: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    AGE GROUP: PRESCHOOL (3-5 YEARS), ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS)
    Think snakes are cool? Come make one out of popsicle sticks!
     
    Popsicle Stick Birds
    Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room    Wednesday, March 13: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    AGE GROUP: ALL AGES
    Come to the library for an afternoon of arts and crafts! You can make your own snake out of popsicle sticks, decorate them any way you choose, and even take them home with you!
     
    Marble Painted Shamrocks
    Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room    Thursday, March 14: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    AGE GROUP: ALL AGES
    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an afternoon of arts and crafts at the library! We'll decorate St. Patrick's Day shamrocks using paint and marbles! You'll get to explore a new creative painting technique and make a new decoration at the same time.
     
    Yoga Stretch - with Caroline Anaya
    Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room    Thursday, March 14, 21, 28: 5:55pm - 6:55pm
    AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Gently tweak and twist those stuck and sore placed -- You'll feel much better! Feel more confident in a stronger more flexible body! Caroline Anaya is a MS certified Yoga instructor with over 20 years’ experience teaching yoga.
     
    FOODIEspace: Cooking from your garden
    Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room    Friday, March 15: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    AGE GROUP: ALL AGES
    Learn more about growing your garden and cooking from your garden.
     
    AARP Tax Aide Assistance
    Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room    Saturday, March 16: 1:00pm - 4:45pm
    AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Free tax preparation by AARP trained volunteers.
     
    Game Night
    Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room    Tuesday, March 19: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    We will have games of every kind for all ages to enjoy - Wii games, board games, and card games!
     
    DIY Paper Flowers
    Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room    Wednesday, March 20: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    AGE GROUP: ALL AGES
    It's the First Day of Spring! Join us for some Springtime arts and crafts at the library! Tie them together and turn them into a bouquet, glue them onto paper and make a card, or make individual flowers to decorate with!
     
    SAFE Self-Defense Class for Women - With Alachua County Sheriff Dept!
    Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room    Tuesday, March 26: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    This Rape/Aggression Defense class is FREE to women and girls age 13 and older. Learn real skills in how to defend yourself! Pre-register to reserve and secure your free spot! Registration Required: Registration opens on Monday, March 18 2019 at 9:00 am (online or call 481-1920).
     
    Magic: The Gathering
    Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room    Wednesday, March 27: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS)
    Hawthorne's Magic Club will return on March 27th! Come learn how to play Magic: The Gathering and use enchantments, creatures, artifacts and more to win against your opponents!
     
    SHINE Counseling
    Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room    Thursday, March 28: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    The Florida Department of Elder Affairs offers counseling that is unbiased, confidential and no cost, by trained SHINE Volunteer Counselors. Please bring with you: Medicare Card and Social Security Card; A print-out of medications from pharmacy or bottles; Proof of annual household income to determine whether you qualify for extra help; MUST HAVE driver's license or photo I.D.; Any letters from Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid which you may have received. Walk-ins are welcome on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Hawthorne Library from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm or call the Elder Care Helpline 1-800-963-5337 for appointments at other times or locations.
  • Hawthorne Branch Library March 18, 2019 to March 24, 2019
    Monday, March 18, 2019 to Sunday, March 24, 2019

    Basic Computer Class For Seniors - Basic Computer Class for Seniors
    Monday, March 18: 11:30am - 1:30pm
    AGE GROUP:  SENIORS 50+
    Wallace Russell leads seniors through the basics of computer usage; from using a mouse, to email, to basic web searching and beyond. Bring your computer questions and enjoy this 6 week course. Call Cheryle at 481-1920 to register for the next 6 week course.
     
    the art lab @ HAW: Watercolor Painting
    Monday, March 18: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    AGE GROUP:  TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Explore your creative side this spring! Judy Harris, Cross Creek artist, will be your guide through watercolor painting - no previous drawing or painting experience required. Class is limited to 10 students - you can register online or by calling the Hawthorne library at 352-481-1920. We will have all the materials on hand - all we need is you!
     
    Game Night
     Tuesday, March 19: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    AGE GROUP:  TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Wii games, board games, card games, and more! Come join us for a night of fun and games! We will have games of every kind for all ages to enjoy - Wii games, board games, and card games.
     
    DIY Paper Flowers
    Wednesday, March 20: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    AGE GROUP:  ALL AGES
    It's the First Day of Spring! Celebrate the changing of the seasons with flower arts and crafts! Join us in the meeting room while we make paper flowers to take home. Tie them together and turn them into a bouquet, glue them onto paper and make a card, or make individual flowers to decorate with! All supplies will be provided.
     
    Storytime
    Thursday, March 21: 10:30am - 11:15am
    AGE GROUP:  TODDLERS (1-3 YEARS), PRESCHOOL (3-5 YEARS), BABIES (1 AND UNDER)
    Interactive storytime with literature-based fingerplays, art, music and puppetry for people identifying with age 5 and under and their caretakers
     
    Talk Science With Me
     Thursday, March 21: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    AGE GROUP:  ALL AGES
    Have a casual conservation with a scientist: ask us questions, tell us what you think about science or find out how science relates to YOUR life! 
    talk science with me  Public conversations with scientists and engineers about the work they do. We meet in bars, coffee shops, libraries, laundromats ... come talk with us!
     
    Yoga Stretch - with Caroline Anaya
     Thursday, March 21: 5:55pm - 6:55pm
    AGE GROUP:  ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Gently tweak and twist those stuck and sore placed -- You'll feel much better! Feel more confident in a stronger more flexible body! Caroline Anaya is a MS certified Yoga instructor with over 20 years’ experience teaching yoga.
     
     
    Guylene Resue, Librarian I
    Hawthorne Branch Library
    Alachua County Library District
    352-481-1920
    www.aclib.us/hawthorne
  • Music For All
    Sunday, March 24, 2019 : 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Come Play with an Orchestra for a Day! Workshop 2pm/Performance 3:30 pm Join us at 2 pm to practice and explore what it is like to play in an orchestra – all levels welcome. Bring an (acoustic) instrument and anyone who wants to play! Performances by Star Theatre, Annasemble, Caring and Sharing AND YOU! At 3:30pm at the Thelma Boltin Center 516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville
  • 2019 High-Impact Community Dance Showcase
    Saturday, March 30, 2019
    A Community Dance Showcase to benefit Grace MarketPlace Homeless Facility. General Admission Fee: Five (5) canned goods or Five (5) toiletry items. We will be signing up volunteers to assist at the event until March 20, 2019. 

  • Old Florida Celebration of the Arts
    Saturday, March 30, 2019 : 1:00 PM to Sunday, March 31, 2019 : 4:00 PM
    • March 30 & March 31, 2019

    • Juried Fine Arts Show welcoming 120 Fine Artists and Craftsman
    • Art Demonstrations both Afternoons (1-4pm)
    • Live Music, Great Food, & Kids Art Activities in Beachfront City Park
    • Free, Family and Pet-Friendly
    • Located on Historic 2nd St in Picturesque Cedar Key
    • Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 10 am- 4pm
    • 60 miles SW of Gainesville at the west in of State Road 24
    • Old Florida Celebration of the Arts

    For further information;


April Events

  • Spring Break Camp
    Monday, April 1, 2019 to Wednesday, April 3, 2019
    Spring Break Camp
    April 1 - April 3
    9am - 12:30pm
    Ages 5-14 @ Jonesville Park

    30 PLAYER MAX!  

    Infield - Outfield - Catching - Pitching - Base running - HittingSpend your break from school getting better on the diamond! 3 days of intensive training with the Gatorball staff. Players with all levels of ability are welcome to attend. Groups will be divided by age and skill level.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE
    Friday, April 5, 2019
    FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE

    IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL ON THE

     1st Friday each month (EXCEPT AS JULY) at the:

    First United Methodist Church

    P.O. Box 475

    24845 W Newberry Road

    Newberry, FL 32669

    352-472-4005
    PUBLIC WELCOMED
    ALL AGES WELCOMED
    NEXT EVENT: 7-10 PM APRIL 5, 2O19


    PLEASE FEEL FREE TO PRINT, COPY, DISTRIBUTE, POST, SHARE OR ANNOUNCE THIS EVENT USING THE ATTACHED FLYERS. THANK YOU.


  • 2019 Spring Plant Sale
    Friday, April 12, 2019 to Saturday, April 13, 2019
    Please see flyer.
  • Angels in Our Gardens' Rose Show
    Saturday, April 13, 2019
    Angels in Our Gardens' Rose Show
    Event Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
    Jean Giesel
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 3524752762
    Additional Info: 45th Gainesville Rose Society Rose Show at the Tower Club, The Village, 8000 NW 27th Blvd, off NW 83rd St., Gainesville. Beautiful roses in horticultural exhibits, arrangements, and rose photography open 1 to 4 p.m. Rose bushes for sale. For information on entering the show, go to www.gainesvillerosesociety.org. or call 352 475 2762. Special photography exhibit and contest for junior and senior high school students.
  • Alachua County Public Schools - Career Fair for Teachers
    Saturday, April 13, 2019 : 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Alachua County Public Schools, Gainesville, Florida
    -Districts Contracts Offered
    -Certification Assistance
    -On-site Interviews
    Career changers welcomed.
    Job Fair location:
    Hilton University of Florida
    Conference Center
    1714 SW 34th Street
    Gainesville, FL 32607

    A special thanks to our community supporters: Florida Credit Unions & GRU
  • Gainesville Garden Club Marketplace
    Saturday, April 13, 2019 : 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Saturday, April 13, 2019
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Artisans
    Vintage Wares
    Plants
    Food and "Junque in the Trunk"

    GGC Clubhouse
    1350 NW 75th Street
    turn at RedLobster
    www.ggcfl.org


  • Ernest K. Emurian's The Living Last Supper
    Thursday, April 18, 2019 : 7:00 PM
    Event Name: Ernest K. Emurian's "The Living Last Supper"
    Event Date: April 18, 2019
    First Name: Sandra
    Last Name: Reeves
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: (352)283-9086
    Additional Info: Ernest K. Emurian’s “The Living Last Supper” will be presented on Thursday, April 18th at 7:00pm in the sanctuary of Wesley United Methodist Church located at 826 Northwest 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, Florida. This presentation is free and open to the public. Call 352-372-2845, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm or go to www.WesleyUMCon23.org for more information. “The Living Last Supper” is a live dramatization of the gospel story as depicted by the famous 1498 fresco by Leonardo da Vinci, “The Last Supper”. During the play each apostle comes alive to give a passionate testimony of his life with Jesus and his reaction to Jesus’ statement "Tonight one of you will betray me." As the apostles ponder their relationship with Jesus and their motives for becoming a disciple, all, except one, express fear that they might be the betrayer. This drama was first presented in Portsmouth, Virginia, on Palm Sunday in 1954. Since its publication, the play has been presented by countless groups across the nation and internationally. Wesley United Methodist Church first presented this play beginning 1990 to 2004. The play was revived in 2016. Since then it has been presented annually by a cast and crew of volunteers as a source of hope and inspiration to the community.

  • The Hallelujah Girls
    Thursday, April 25, 2019 to Friday, April 26, 2019
    Please see attached flyer.
  • 5th Annual Tom Muff Memorial Car Show
    Saturday, April 27, 2019 : 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    5th Annual Tom Muff Memorial Car Show
    Event Date: Saturday, April 27th
    (Roberta Devlin
    [email protected]
    352-528-5100)
    5th ANNUAL TOM MUFF MEMORIAL CAR SHOW: April 27th , 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Holy Family Catholic Church, 17353 NE Hwy 27 Alt., Williston, FL. Registration from 8-10 a.m. Awards at 2:30 p.m. $15 pre-registration fee by April 19th and $20 the day of the show. All makes and models are welcome! Free admission and parking for general public. Food and beverages for purchase, door prizes, 50/50, Angel House Thrift Shop and music by Big D. Top 25, Best of Show and People’s Choice Awards. Dash plaques for the first 50 registered. For more information contact Roberta at 352-528-5100 or [email protected] Download registration flyer at http://holy-family-church.org/carshow.htm.

  • Fly-in, Cruise-in and Business Expo
    Saturday, April 27, 2019 : 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Fly-in, Cruise-in and Business Expo
    at Cross City Airport
    Saturday April 27, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
    FREE Admission
    Vendors Food • Drinks • Crafts Live Music Next to Trail Riders Kiddy Rides Bounce House, Kiddie Train Plane & Helicopter Rides - Young Eagles ages 7-17 Military Displays R/C Aircraft Aircraft Demos Silverlight Gyroplanes

    Please see attached flyer

May Events

  • 12th Annual , Island Grove Blueberry Festival
    Saturday, May 4, 2019 : 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    8am-3pm, Intersection of 301 & 325 Island Grove , all funds raised to help Cross Creek , Island Grove & Lochloosa Fire Department. FUN FOR ALL 
  • Master Gardener Plant Sale & Ag Fest
    Saturday, May 18, 2019
    Master Gardener Plant Sale & Ag Fest
    Event Date: May 18, 2019

    Additional Info: The Master Gardener Plant Sale will have a variety of herbs, annuals, perennials, natives, trees and more will be available at exceptional prices. Master Gardener volunteers will be on site for advice on selection and care of your plants. This annual plant sale is a fundraiser for the Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteer Program. The funds are used for school gardens and community gardens throughout the county, summer camp scholarships for youth and more. In 2018 over 100 Master Gardener Volunteers gave more than 10,000 hours of service to the community. The Ag Fest will be providing information on the following: beekeeping, composting, 4-H program, Department of Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™, Food & Nutrition Program, raised bed gardening, and more. In addition, presentations are scheduled on Growing Herbs that will be held from 8:45-9:15 a.m. and Cooking with Herbs from 9:45-10:15 a.m. (subject to change). Come and learn more about locally grown food, producing and growing food. Admission and parking are free. For more information about this program call (352)955-2402. Visit https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/alachua/ for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.